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Dixon Veterans Memorial Arch

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 August 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Dixon Veterans Memorial Arch celebrated its 100th birthday this summer. In anticipation of welcoming soldiers home from World War I, this arch was erected in 1919. A June 12, 1919 parade of soldiers marched on Galena Avenue through it after they were discharged from Camp Grant in Rockford. Dixon serves as the seat of Lee County and is the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan.

Photo captured July 14, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/11.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie from Netherlands

A powerful memorial, Steven, quite different from those we usually see!

12 Aug 2019 5:12am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful arch and memorial.

12 Aug 2019 5:13am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Belle arche du souvenir.
Bonne journée Steven

12 Aug 2019 5:28am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really good framing. Well captured a nice and interesting memorial place!

12 Aug 2019 5:54am

Anne from France

Belle arche

12 Aug 2019 6:41am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strong statement this makes . . enhanced all the more by your presentation.

12 Aug 2019 7:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well composed doc shot

12 Aug 2019 8:56am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful composition!

12 Aug 2019 9:43am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan


12 Aug 2019 10:07am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great memorial for the returning soldiers.

12 Aug 2019 10:37am

willy from Belgium

un très beau Mémorial Steven....

superbe cadrage dans cette belle image

have a nice day

12 Aug 2019 12:18pm

Rose from United States

Great view...so wonderful to see it with the street empty. And I love that sky.

12 Aug 2019 12:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous! Like a postcard.

12 Aug 2019 12:48pm

Roléro-T from gerpinnes, Belgium

A very beautiful composition, beautiful Hdr, good to you Steven

12 Aug 2019 2:12pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture !! I love the impressive image here.

12 Aug 2019 2:40pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel arche et vue quelle tonalité et perspective
Belle soirée

12 Aug 2019 4:06pm

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Cela donne envie d'en savoir plus ..Très bel hommage !
Bonne soirée

12 Aug 2019 4:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of the arch and sky. The hanging baskets add a nice touch.

12 Aug 2019 6:38pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I hardly see any memorial arch in England.
Quite a lot memorial statues though.

12 Aug 2019 8:00pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb composition around this moving memorial !

12 Aug 2019 8:33pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

gorgeous, bright, HDR treatment. You also captured a wonderfully wide view of the arch, the street and the surrounding world. One parked car is the only sign that there are other humans around.

12 Aug 2019 11:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

There is a lot of history here with this tribute arch. I wonder how many parades have come down this street and under the arch. Beautifully photographed. I also like the building with the patriotic bunting.

13 Aug 2019 1:52am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely scene. The hanging baskets are great.

13 Aug 2019 2:10am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

How wonderful is that! And I love the color and tones you've captured in this image!

13 Aug 2019 2:30am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It is a pretty arch with those flowers lining the sides.

13 Aug 2019 7:58am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so very picturesque

13 Aug 2019 2:53pm

Remus from Portugal

Many of the memorials in the USA are arches.
I do not know why... Is it for being more beautiful?
Great framing and composition!

14 Aug 2019 3:33pm